Down Sydrome

what causes it ?

Down syndrome or Down's syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21.

who can get it?

For children with mosaic Down syndrome, some of their cells have 3 copies of chromosome 21, but other cells have the typical two copies of chromosome 21. Children with mosaic Down syndrome may have the same features as other children with Down syndrome.


There is no specific treatment for Down syndrome. A child born with a gastrointestinal blockage may need major surgery immediately after birth.

how many people are born with the sydrome ?

Down syndrome occurs in about 1 in 830 newborns. An estimated 250,000 people in the United States have this condition.
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famous people with the sydrome ?

Valentina Guerro: the first baby model with down sydrome.
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